Couch-surfing: a revolutionary movement

Looking at it through a wide-angled lens, we've been staying at people's houses for hundreds of years; saving money, meeting people, really immersing ourselves in the culture.


Fact-checking my inbox

I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."


On Day One, GOP Congress takes the axe to Social Security

It's patently obvious the GOP is trying to convince retired workers that in order to preserve the system, the disabled should be sacrificed.


Only tackling the root causes can end the cycle of violence

Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.


Ten bright spots for hope in 2014

Let's keep hope alive this holiday season and into the New Year with the hope and expectation that lasting victories are possible!


Sanctions against Venezuela: Colossal hypocrisy

Venezuela and its allies have reacted strongly to what they call an attack on Venezuela's national sovereignty.


In Ferguson, a prosecutor manipulates the justice system to prevent indictment

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson never went to trial for killing Mike Brown, but he had one of the best attorneys anyone in his situation could have had.


View from Indian country: Turkey with a side of death

The nation will be gathering for a day set aside for turkey eating and football. But underneath the merriment is a false history that is also celebrated.


Iranian Communists back Kurds resisting ISIS

The Tudeh's view is broadly aligned with those of other left and progressive organizations in the region.


Sorry, Wall Street is closed today!

Clad in shades of blue to illustrate the wave of action to come, the activists of Flood Wall Street gathered first at the tip of Manhattan in Battery Park for a rally, teach-in, and breakfast.

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